Associations to the word «Anatomy»


ANATOMY, noun. The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
ANATOMY, noun. The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
ANATOMY, noun. A treatise or book on anatomy.
ANATOMY, noun. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
ANATOMY, noun. (colloquial) The form of an individual, particularly a person, used in a tongue in cheek manner, as might be a term used by a medical professional, but in a markedly a less formal context, in which a touch of irony becomes apparent.
ANATOMY, noun. (archaic) A skeleton, or dead body.
ANATOMY, noun. The physical or functional organization of an organism, or part of it.
ANATOMY OF FUNCTION, noun. (medicine) A branch of kinesiology that studies the configuration of limbs during the performance of a task

Dictionary definition

ANATOMY, noun. The branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals.
ANATOMY, noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak".
ANATOMY, noun. A detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats